Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by pcguy, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. pcguy

    pcguy New Member

    Thanks for the info!

    I am considering Umass (Lowell) also. But it depends on how many credits they'll recognize. Ultimately though, I'll probably end up here (Umass)'s RA, it's the degree I want, and my employer will pay 100%. I think it will take a bit longer, but I guess that's OK.

    Again - thanks!
  2. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    The only problem I can foresee is getting there.

    John Bear, who spent a fair
    portion of my time in eastern
    Massachusetts getting lost on
    the dreaded Lowell Connector
  3. pcguy

    pcguy New Member

  4. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    Hi Pcguy

    I think you would be so much farther ahead with the U. of Mass. degree that there is no question that it is a better choice. I also like the Fort Hays State University program but unfortunately it comes with a General Studies or Liberal Studies major.

    Best Regards,
    Dave Hayden
  5. Gary Rients

    Gary Rients New Member

    The FHSU program results in a Master of Liberal Studies, but it's not really a liberal studies major any more than an MS is a science major or an MA is an arts major. The only difference being that you need to take a few courses that are mandatory for the MLS program. It looks like they actually offer 12-14 (2 are pending) majors (concentrations) entirely online. Actually, if I were to complete, for example, the MLS with an Organizational Leadership concentration, I would probably just put "Master's degree in Organizational Leadership" on my resume. I don't feel that would be misleading at all.

    On the other hand, UMass has a good name, and if your employer is paying for it then there's no reason choose FHSU. I'm paying for everything myself, so the low price tag of the FHSU degree is attractive. [​IMG]
  6. amanda jane

    amanda jane New Member

    Hello, I am starting my first course at Fort Hays due to the excellent advice of the forum which led to my conditional acceptance. I hope that all of my other graduate credits will transfer. If this works out my end goal is Project Management. Their programs are changing and may allow some assessments in the future. (I hope) I will be eligible for tuition assistance through my company in May. I am 22 but need to fast track my career through this additional degree. amanda jane (Thanks to all forum members.)
  7. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    Hi Gary and Amanda

    I have no issue with the FHSU program only with the major. The computer related Bachelors is in General studies and the Masters is in Liberal Studies. I like both the program and school but am leery of listing this kind of major on my resume' and job applications.

    Best Regards,
    Dave Hayden
  8. Gary Rients

    Gary Rients New Member

    If you did go with a BGS or MLS you could focus more on your area of concentration than the type of degree, when listing it on your resume. The concentration may not be equivalent to a full major for the BGS, but it should still provide some level of qualification for that field. I don't see the MLS as being much different than an MA in the same field, other than the fact that the MLS requires certain core MLS courses rather than simply allowing electives in another area of your choice, as in many (most?) MA programs. MS and MBA programs tend to require more (often all) of your courses to be in the field of the degree, so I suppose that they may be looked at as stronger degrees, depending on your perspective.

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